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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: medlee, from medler; MEDDLE

medley

noun
     
Related topics: Music, Swimming
med‧ley [countable]
1APM a group of songs or tunes sung or played one after the other as a single piece of music
medley of
He played a medley of Beatles songs.
2 [usually singular] a mixture of different types of the same thing which produces an interesting or unusual effect
medley of
an exotic medley of smells
a medley of architectural styles
3DSS a swimming race in which the competitors swim using four different strokes:
the 400 metres individual medley

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